Top US soap THE YOUNG + The Restless will be leading the way at America's Daytime Emmys in April (06) after grabbing an astonishing 18 nominations yesterday (08FEB06).
Despite failing to land any of the leading acting nods, the daytime soap stands to storm the 33rd annual Emmy prizegiving at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre on 28 April (06).
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Carroll Spinney, who has been a puppeteer since he was eight, has played the beloved muppets since Sesame Street began in 1969.
He will be honoured for his work entertaining and educating children.
The body of social worker JUDITH NILAN was found in a shed on Spinney's property on the Massachusetts-Connecticut border on Tuesday (13DEC05) - a day after her husband reported her missing.
Spinney is not a suspect in the crime, but his caretaker SCOTT DEOJAY has been charged with kidnapping. Massachusetts police have yet to charge him with murder as they work out border jurisdiction issues.
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The plot loosely follows the odyssey of Kermit the Frog from his swamp home to Hollywood in search of celebrity. The desirability of fame and stardom is never questioned. The Hollywood worship becomes pretty maudlin at the end, thanks mainly to songwriter Paul Williams, whose songs are palatable at first ("Rainbow Connection" was a hit) but become too much before the end of the movie.
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